Adam Bear is a Ph.D. student in Psychology at Yale. His main research focuses on the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes in the mind. David Rand is an assistant professor of Psychology, Economics, and Management at Yale University, and director of Yale's Human Cooperation Laboratory. Twitter: @David_G_Rand
Adam M. Grant is a Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Twitter: @AdamMGrant
Adam M. Finkel is the Executive Director of the Penn Program on Regulation and a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Finkel is also a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Alan Honick is a documentary filmmaker and journalist whose past work has focused primarily on the biological, social, and economic interrelationships between humans and the natural world. Twitter: @AlanHonick
Alan Kirman is professor emeritus of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille III and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His Ph.D. is from Princeton and he has been professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Warwick University, and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Alistair Thorpe is a doctoral student in the psychology department at the University of Essex with a broad interest in decision making and the behavioural sciences. Rick O’Gorman is a lecturer and the Employability Development Director for the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex.
Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Relations, George Washington University. He is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School.
Amna worked at the Government Office for Science on the global food and farming futures project and previously worked at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Amna holds an MSc in economics and development economics from the University of Nottingham and a BSc
from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, trading mechanisms, portfolio management, financial contracting, and, most recently, on corporate governance and banking.
Holcim (US) Professor at the Ross School of Business and Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan. Twitter: @HoffmanAndy
Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, a Professor of Finance, and the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His new book is Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought.
Anthony Patt is Professor of Climate Policy at ETH Zurich, the author of Transforming Energy: Solving Climate Change with Technology Policy (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015), and a Coordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Boyd Cohen has a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. For 15 years he has been teaching, researching and participating in sustainable entrepreneurship activities around the globe. He has started a handful of sustainable ventures in green building, green IT and more recently, carbon origination. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company and Shareable. Twitter: @boydcohen
Branko Milanović is author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality(2010, Basic Books). He was formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and currently is visiting presidential professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study. Twitter: @BrankoMilan
Brian R. Spisak is assistant professor of organizational psychology at VU University Amsterdam
Cameron K. Murray is an economist who specializes in environmental economics, regulation, rent-seeking, corruption, and property markets. Twitter: @DrCameronMurray
César A. Hidalgo leads the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab and is also an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Charlie Young has been active in numerous climate change campaigns and after working at the New Economics Foundation shifted his focus to working on and writing about new economics and systems theory.
Chris Cook is former compliance and market supervision director of the International Petroleum Exchange. Twitter: @cjenscook
Economics writer at the Investors Chronicle. He blogs at Stumbling and Mumbling and is the author of New Labour and the end of Politics. Twitter: @CJFDillow
Christopher Boehm is Professor of Biological Sciences & Anthropology and Director of the Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California. He is a cultural anthropologist with a subspecialty in primatology, who researches conflict resolution, altruism, moral origins, and feuding and warfare.
Christopher Krupenye is a PhD candidate in Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University
Chuck Collins is a researcher, campaigner, storyteller, and writer based at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He has written extensively on wealth inequality in previous books like 99 to 1, Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and Economic Apartheid In America as well as in The Nation, The American Prospect, and numerous other magazines and news outlets. Twitter: @Chuck99to1
Connair Russell is a MSc Social and Cultural Psychology student at the London School of Economics. Michael Muthukrishna is Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics. Twitter: @mmuthukrishna
Daniel Hruschka is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University. He studies culture change and the relationship between culture and behavior.
Dániel is a macroeconomic analyst at the Ministry for National Economy, Forecasting and Modelling Unit. He received his master's degree in economics from Central European University.
David Alexander is the federal managing director at Barton Deakin. He previously served as a senior adviser in the government of Australian prime minister John Howard. David is also a keen writer on economic and policy matters, having contributed to major Australian newspapers, Quadrant magazine, Policy magazine, the Spectator, and Conservative Home (in the United Kingdom).
David Brin is an astrophysicist whose international best-selling novels include The Postman, Earth, and recently Existence. His nonfiction book about the information age - The Transparent Society - won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. davidbrin.com
David Colander is professor of economics at Middlebury College. Roland Kupers is an associate fellow in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Both are authors of Complexity and the Art of Public Policy.
Dr. David F. Ruccio is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 1982. He is also a member of the Higgins Labor Studies Program and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He has won the Kaneb Teaching Award, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and an American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom Award.
David Orrell is an applied mathematician and author of popular science books. He studied mathematics at the University of Alberta, and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University on the prediction of nonlinear systems. His work in applied mathematics and complex systems research has since led him to diverse areas such as weather forecasting, economics, and cancer biology.
David Orrell is a writer and applied mathematician. Roman Chlupatý is a journalist, lecturer, and consultant specializing in the global economy, politics, and the intersection of these two worlds. Twitter: @romanchlupaty
David Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. Dag Hessen is Professor of Biology at the University of Oslo, Norway.
David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Twitter: @David_S_Wilson
Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo) and written numerous articles and books, including Capitalism 3.0 and With Liberty and Dividends For All.
Dr. Denise D. Cummins is research psychologist, an author, and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her most recent book is Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas That Influence the Way We Think
Didier Jacobs is special advisor to the president at Oxfam America. He was previously a researcher in Oxfam America's Policy Department, specializing in global governance and international finance. He is the author of Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Diego Espinosa runs Sistema Research, a consulting firm that applies a complex systems approach to strategic uncertainty. He also teaches security analysis at the University of San Diego. Twitter: @dvespinosa
Dirk Bezemer is a professor of economics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Michael Hudson is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a professor at Peking University.
Dustin is a software engineer and economics and political blogger at DailyKos and Crisp Musings.
Edwin G. Dolan holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. He has taught in the United States at Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and Gettysburg College. From 1990 to 2001, he taught in Moscow, Russia, where he and his wife founded the American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc), an independent, not-for-profit MBA program. Twitter: @dolanecon
Lecturer in sociology, Queen's University Belfast. Interested in political economy, income inequality, welfare, and time series methods.
Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Follow him: @EricBeinhocker
Eric Michael Johnson received his masters degree in evolutionary anthropology and he pursued his dissertation on bonobo (Pan paniscus) behavioral ecology before switching fields to work on the history of evolutionary biology in late-19th century England, Europe and Russia. Twitter: @Ericmjohnson
Frances Coppola worked in banking for 17 years and did an MBA at Cass Business School in London, where she specialized in financial risk management. She is Associate Editor at the online magazine Pieria and a frequent commentator on financial matters for the BBC. Twitter: @Frances_Coppola
Francois holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch's School of Journalism and in 2014 received the Christina Scott Prize for Science Journalism.
Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a biologist and primatologist. His scientific work has been published in hundreds of technical articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and outlets specialized in animal behavior. His popular books – translated into fifteen languages – have made him one of the world’s most visible primatologists.
Garett Jones is a senior scholar and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is author of Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own, published by Stanford University Press. Twitter: @GarettJones
Geoff Mulgan is chief executive of Nesta, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, and a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Ash Center. He was the founder of the think tank Demos and director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and head of policy under Tony Blair. His books include The Locust and the Bee (Princeton) and Good and Bad Power (Penguin).
Nobel laureates George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller are authors of Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception, from which this article is excerpted. Akerlof is Professor of Economics at University of Berkeley. Shiller is Professor of Economics at Yale University, and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices.
George Cooper has worked for Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and BlueCrest Capital Management in both fund management and investment strategy roles. Prior to joining the City, George worked as a research scientist at Durham University. Twitter: @george_cooper__
George H. Blackford is former Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent book is Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.
George Monbiot is the author of the bestselling books Feral: rewilding the land, sea and human life, The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. His latest book is How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature published by Verso Books.
Gerald Friedman is a professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a writer on economic history, labor history, alternative economic theories. Twitter: @gfriedma
Guy Rolnik is Clinical Associate Professor of Strategic Management at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Harald Eia is a trained sociologist who works in television with comedy and documentaries. Follow on Twitter: @HaraldEia
Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, and the University of Siena. He is co-author of A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution
Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, and the University of Siena. Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School.
J. W. Mason is an assistant professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York, and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Twitter: @JWMason1
Jag Bhalla is an entrepreneur and writer. His current project is Errors We Live By, a series of short exoteric essays exposing errors in the big ideas running our lives.
Follow him: @hangingnoodles
Dr James Dyke FRSA is an academic, writer, and public speaker based in Southampton, UK. He is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainability Science at the University of Southampton. Twitter: @JamesGDyke
James K. Boyce teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Peter Barnes is a co-founder of Credo Mobile and the author of With Liberty and Dividends for All.
James Kwak is Associate Professor of Law and William T. Golden Scholar. He is a prolific writer and blogger whose wide range of scholarly interests includes corporate law and governance, financial markets and regulation, retirement security, and fiscal policy. Twitter: @JamesYKwak
Jason Collins is an Australian economist and public policy specialist. He work as a consultant. He just submitted his PhD thesis, which examines the intersection between economics and evolutionary biology. Twitter: @jasonacollins
Jason Furman was confirmed by the Senate as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he serves as President Obama’s Chief Economist and a Member of the Cabinet. He previously held the position of Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President. Twitter: @CEAChair
Jason Smith is a physicist who messes around with economic theory. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in math and a degree in physics, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in theoretical physics. Twitter: @infotranecon
Jeff Madrick is a former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the editor of Challenge magazine. He is visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union and director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation.
Joanna Masel is an Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.
John Bunzl is the CEO of an international textile company, a writer, and an international campaigner with a simple and powerful vision for more effective global cooperation. Nick Duffell is a psychotherapist with wide experience as a facilitator in leadership development.
John Gowdy is Professor of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. John is past president of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics and current President of the International Society for Ecological Economics.
John Komlos is Professor Emeritus of Economics and of Economic History at the University of Munich and has taught at such other institutions as Harvard, Duke, and the University of Vienna. He is author of What Every Economics Student Needs to Know and Doesn't Get in the Usual Principles Text.
As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. His latest book is The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
John Rapley is an academic, journalist and co-creator of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute. He also has a long history as a public scholar, and has published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, from the Jamaica Gleaner to Esquire.
Dr. John T. Harvey is a professor of economics at Texas Christian University. Harvey also serves as the editor of the World Economic Review. Twitter: @John_T_Harvey
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at the NYU-Stern School of Business. His most recent book is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Twitter: @JonHaidt
Jonathan Rothwell was a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. His research focused on labor market economics, social mobility, access to education, and the sources of economic growth.Twitter: @jtrothwell
Jonathan Rowe was a writer who wrote about the commons, diseconomy, economics, economic indicators, corporations, and many other subjects. Jonathan was an editor at the Washington Monthly magazine and a staff writer at the Christian Science Monitor.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979, is University Professor at Columbia University, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Twitter: @JosephEStiglitz
Joseph Henrich is professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. He also holds the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution at the University of British Columbia, where he is a professor in the departments of psychology and economics. Twitter: @JoHenrich
Julie A. Nelson is a professor of economics and department chair at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.
Kate Raworth is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her new book is Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. Visit her website and follow her @KateRaworth.
Lane Kenworthy is a professor of sociology at the University of California San Diego. He studies the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, politics, and more in the United States and other affluent countries.
Larry Arnhart is a Presidential Research Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of the books Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature and Darwinian Conservatism, among others.
Laurie Macfarlane is Economics Editor at openDemocracy and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. Prior to this he was Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing.
Linsey McGoey teaches sociology at the University of Essex. This excerpt is adapted from No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy, published by Verso. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian; Fortune; Jacobin; Open Democracy, and the Spectator.
Lisi Krall is a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Cortland, with expertise in political economy and ecological economics. She is the author of Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History, which explores the interconnections of economy, culture, and land in U. S. history.
Lixing Sun is professor of biology at Central Washington University. He is author of The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature
Louis Putterman is Professor of Economics at Brown University. His book The Good, The Bad, and The Economy is addressed to general readers.
Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.
Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. Twitter: @LynnParramore
Lynn Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School. Professor Stout is an internationally-recognized expert in corporate governance, financial regulation, and moral behavior.
Maia Szalavitz is the author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, which will be published in April. She is a 2015-16 Soros Justice Fellow and has covered addiction and neuroscience for major publications for nearly 30 years.
Marcel Harmon is the President of the Board of Education in Lawrence, KS (USD #497), was previously a member of the Kansas Review Committee for the Next Generation Science Standards, has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and engineering and works for a high performance building consulting firm. Twitter: @CulturalComment
Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. Author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths. Twitter: @MarianaMazzucato
Mark van Vugt is a professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and a research associate at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Twitter: @markvanvugt1
Mark van Vugt is a professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. Michael E. Price is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and co-Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolutionary Psychology, at Brunel University London. Twitter: @markvanvugt1
Matt Ridley's books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 30 languages and won several awards. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His newest book is The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. Follow on Twitter: @mattwridley
Matt Zwolinski is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. He is also a co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, and a blogger for Bleeding Heart Libertarians.
Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Killing the Host, The Bubble and Beyond, Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance and many others.
Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy, UCL, and Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice. Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU, University of Sussex.
Michael Lind is policy director of New America’s Economic Growth Program. He is a co-founder of the New America Foundation, along with Ted Halstead and Sherle Schwenninger, and was the first New America fellow. He is author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States.
Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics. Research Associate of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Affiliate of the Yale Applied Cooperation Team, Affiliate of the Developmental Economics Group at STICERD, and Technical Director of The Database of Religious History. Twitter: @mmuthukrishna
Michel Bauwens is a theorist, writer and a founder of the P2P (Peer-to- Peer) Foundation. Follow Michel on Twitter: @MBauwens. Vasilis Kostakis is a senior researcher at Tallinn University of Technology and the founder of the P2P Lab.
Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. Twitter: @gorenflo
Nicholas Gruen is CEO of Lateral Economics, is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator who has had regular columns in the Australian Financial Review, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Twitter: @NGruen1
Nick is a contributor to Civic Skunk Works where he write about politics and economics. He is also the head researcher for Civic Ventures. He studied International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Nick is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator. David is the president of SEIU 775NW and international vice president of SEIU. He is the author of The Fight for $15: The Right Wage for a Working America.
Nick Hanauer is a founder of Second Avenue Partners, a venture capital company in Seattle specializing in early-stage startups and emerging technology. Eric Liu is the founder of Citizen University and a former White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Follow them on Twitter at @NickHanauer and @EricPLiu
Paul Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. An internationally recognized expert on the psychology of child development, social reasoning, and morality, he has won numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching.
Paul Krugman is the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. A prolific author, columnist, and blogger, he teaches economics and international affairs at Princeton University.
Paul Ormerod is an economist, author and entrepreneur. He is currently a director of two start ups, Periander Ltd, a company which uses machine learning and predictive analytics, and of Cowry Consulting, a behavioural finance operation. He is a partner of Volterra Partners LLP, and a Visiting Professor in the Centre of Research on Decision Making at University College London (UCL).
Per L. Saxegaard is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation. Follow Business for Peace on twitter @businessworthy
Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo) and written numerous articles and books, including Capitalism 3.0 and With Liberty and Dividends For All.
Peter Gray is a research professor at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 7th edition). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play.
Peter Radford is publisher of The Radford Free Press, worked as an analyst for banks over fifteen years and has degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
Philip Kotler is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his Masters degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at MIT, both in economics. He did postdoctoral work in mathematics at Harvard University and in behavioural science at the University of Chicago.
Prateek Raj is a PhD Candidate in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at University College London and a Research Associate at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Twitter: PrateekRaj_
Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His latest book is The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Other recent books include, The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood, Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win, and "Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us" (a novel). Twitter: @RalphNader
Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.
Richard Florida is University Professor and Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Shack Institute of Real Estate; and the co-founder and editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab. He is author of the recently released book New Urban Crisis. Twitter: @Richard_Florida
Richard Vague is currently managing partner of Gabriel Investments and the chairman of The Governor’s Woods Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization. Previously, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Energy Plus, and also co-founder and CEO of two consumer banks, First USA and Juniper Financial.
Richard Wilkinson is a professor emeritus of social epidemiology at the
University of Nottingham Medical School, honorary professor at University College London, and a visiting professor at the University of York. Kate Pickett is a professor at the University of York and a career scientist with the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research. Wilkinson and Pickett are cofounders of the Equality Trust.
Robert Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based technology policy think tank. He is also author of the book, The Past And Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth. Twitter: @RobAtkinsonITIF
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.
Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. Twitter: @econnaturalist
Roger E. A. Farmer is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA. In 2013, he was the Senior Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England. He has previously held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, The European University Institute and the University of Toronto. His new book, Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises.
Rory Sutherland is the Executive Creative Director of OgilvyOne and Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, part of the Ogilvy & Mather group of companies and author of The Wiki Man, he is regarded as one of marketing and advertising's most original thinkers and inspirational speakers. Twitter: @RorySutherland
Rutger Bregman is a historian and writer. He writes for Dutch online journalism platform the Correspondent. He is the author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World. Twitter: @rcbregman
Ryan Avent is senior editor and economics columnist at The Economist. He is author of The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century Twitter: @ryanavent
Dr. Sally J. Goerner is Capital Institute’s science advisor, and director of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (“RARE”). She is exploring the scientific foundation for regenerative organizations, financial systems, and economies.
Samuel Bowles, is at the Santa Fe Institute, recently published The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens and is one of the authors of The Economy, a free online introduction to economics by the CORE Project. David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Twitter: @David_S_Wilson
Samuel Bowles, is at the Santa Fe Institute, recently published The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens and is one of the authors of The Economy, a free online introduction to economics by the CORE Project.
Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and science writer, who takes the complexities of neuroscience research and whips them into fun reads that give people a better understanding of their minds and behavior. Twitter: @sandra_aamodt
Scott Santens has a crowdfunded monthly basic income and has been a moderator of the Basic Income community on Reddit since 2013. As a writer and blogger, his pieces advocating basic income have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, TechCrunch, Vox, and Politico. Twitter: @scottsantens
Servaas Storm is a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change.
Sigrun Aasland is an economist and is currently the director of analysis at the centre left think tank Agenda in Norway. She writes for agendamagasin.no and manages Agenda’s policy analysis work. Twitter: @sigrunaa
Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford.
Steve Keen is Professor of Economics and Head of the School of Economics, Politics and History at Kingston University London, author of Debunking Economics, and the developer of Minsky open source system dynamics modeling program. His latest book is Can we avoid another financial crisis? Twitter: @ProfSteveKeen
Terry Burnham is an economist who studies the biological and evolutionary basis of human behavior. He is Associate Professor at Chapman University. Follow him on Twitter: @TerenceBurnham
Thomas Fricke is Chief Economist and a member of the European Climate Foundation leadership team. Based in Berlin, Thomas is focused on the ECF’s efforts around managing the transition to low-carbon economy. Prior to joining the ECF in December 2013, Thomas was Chief Economist of Financial Times Deutschland, where he wrote a weekly column on the business cycle, economic policy, and international economic issues and was responsible for the economics page and comments.
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. Twitter: @timoreilly
Tom Streithorst has been a union member, an entrepreneur, a war cameraman, a commercials director, a journalist. An American in London, he’s been writing for magazines on both sides of the pond since 2008. Twitter: @tomstreithorst
Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute and the Co-Director of the Promise Neighborhood Research Consortium. He has been conducting research on the development and prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior for the past 30 years.
Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. With colleague Alex Tabarrok, Cowen is coauthor of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and cofounder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University. Twitter: @tylercowen
Ulrich Witt is the former director of the Max Planck Institute of Economics and a retired scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. He is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University's Business School in Australia.
Vasilis Kostakis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology and Founder of research hub P2P Lab. Chris Giotitsas is a research fellow at the P2P Lab. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at the school of management, University of Leicester, UK, investigating open source technologies.
CEO & Co-Founder of Liquidity, a company that designs technologically advanced products to make water safe to drink instantly, anywhere, anytime. Twitter: @rainforestbook
W. Brian Arthur is an External Economics Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a Visiting Researcher at PARC in California. Formerly at Stanford, he is the recipient of the inaugural Lagrange Prize in Complexity Science and the Schumpeter Prize in Economics.
William Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is leading the development of a new PPE Degree. He is the author of The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty & The Logic of Competition. Twitter:
Will Wilkinson is vice president for policy at the Niskanen Center, overseeing the Center’s research and publications. He was the founding editor of Cato Unbound and has been a program director at the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies. Twitter: @willwilkinson
William Berkson is a Philosopher and Director of the Jewish Institute for Youth and Family. He did his PhD in Philosophy under the late Sir Karl Popper, author of The Open Society and Its Enemies. He is the author of Fields of Force (Routledge), Learning from Error (Open Court) and Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life (Jewish Pub. Soc.).
Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Twitter: @yanisvaroufakis
Yves Smith is a financial analyst who founded the popular finance blog Naked Capitalism. She is the author of the book, ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism. Twitter: @yvessmith